Browse Abstracts (195 total)

| by Brown, Margaret Wise//Cooney, Barbara

This book tells the story of Christmas by using a rhyming text. It begins with Mary and Joseph being refused at the inn.

| by Briggs, Raymond

Father Christmas has one very rough day a year, Christmas Eve. He is happy when his day comes to an end for one more year.

| by Brett, Jan

Teeka has been asked by Santa to get his reindeer ready to fly on Christmas Eve. Once she works with them, her strong hand does more harm than good. Teeka finds that she may need a gentler touch to get the reindeer ready.

| by Van Allsburg, Chris

On Christmas Eve, one little boy who had not lost the meaning of Christmas went on a train to the North Pole to visit Santa Claus's workshop and his reindeer. The boy was given a bell from Santa's sleigh, but the only ones who could hear it ring were those who still believe in Santa. On the way home he loses it, but when he wakes up the next morning, it is under his pillow.

| by Hughes, Shirley

Four short stories tell about the adventures of chips and Jessie. Together they encounter adventures concerning spring cleaning, a visiting uncle, a stray kitten, and Christmas.

| by Gantschev, Ivan

Translated from German, this is a true story of a young girl whose wise actions saved many passengers on a train.

| by Hughes, Shirley

Sam and Barney build a snow lady that resembles their elderly neighbor, mean Mrs. Dean. Sam decides that it would only be polite to invite lonely Mrs. Dean to Christmas dinner.

| by Holabird, Katharine

Angelina sees Mr. Bell all alone the night before Christmas. Angelina and Henry make cookies for Mr. Bell. She and Henry go over to take the cookies to Mr. Bell. He invites them in and they have fun listening to stories. In return, Mr. Bell plays Santa in Angelina's Christmas Pagent.

| by Brown, Marc

Arthur worries about what to get Santa for Christmas. He searches everywhere for the perfect gift. Finally, he sees Santa eating at several different places and decides to make Santa's favorite foods.

| by Politi, Leo

Pedro's favorite thing about Olvera Street is the celebration of Christmas. This year, Pedro direts the posada, and the angelic singer gets his wish-a music box.

| by Stevenson, James

The worst person dislikes Christmas, but has a change of heart due to the kindness of his neighbors.

| by Seuss, Dr.

The Grinch wants to stop Chrismas in Who-ville, so he dresses up as Santa and takes all the materialistic parts of Christmas. When the Grinch realizes the Who's are not upset and that there still is a Christmas, he realizes that Christmas is more than presents and decorations. He returns their belongings and discovers the true meaning of Christmas.

| by Cooper, Susan

Danny realizes the giving, magical nature of Christmas. Danny's family is poor and cannot afford a Christmas tree this year. Danny's only wish is for a tree. With help from a friendly stranger and a school play, Danny gets his wish.

| by Marshall, James

Buddy McGee eagerly awaits a promised Christmas visit from his friend, a thing from outer space. In the end, Buddy is satisfied, but Grannie's neighbors are not!

| by Howard, Elizabeth Fitzgerald

Chita is excited about Christmas. She picks out a tree for the family. Together they decorate the tree the night before Christmas. They all wake up together on Christmas morning to find presents under the tree.

| by Hughes, Shirley

Lucy and Tom cannot wait for Christmas morning. When it finally comes, they talk about all of their relatives that come and what they all do.

| by Say, Allen

A young Asian boy learns of Christmas when his mother decorates a tree with cranes for him. She teaches him that it is a day of giving and receiving and he makes a promise to her as a gift. She gives him a kite in return.

| by Bunting, Eve

Nina and her brother go with the family to Luke's forest to decorate a Christmas tree. They sing songs, drink hot chocolate, and decorate the tree all night long.

| by Kroeber, Theordora

A family moves to California from Colorado. The little boy and girl have to adjust to a green Christmas, which they do not like. But then, they receive a letter from Santa Claus that cheers them up.

| by Aliki.

One Christmas eve, a family gathers in front of their Christmas tree. Each ornament brings back a memory. The family shares rememberences of friends, places, events and their own family through the stories of each decoration.
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